United Nations
Development Programme

"As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Our work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience."
- cf.: Website of the UNDP, https://www.undp.org/about-us

Topic 1

Ensuring access to human rights in conflict zones and building democratic infrastructure

With various conflict zones in the world it is needless to say that millions do not have appropriate access to human rights. The UNDP seeks to build that infrastructure by focusing on its mandate which intends to end poverty, build democratic governance, rule of law, and inclusive institutions. In this topic we will analyze and focus on specific conflict zones. Then we will develop a strategy which will bring short term relief and long-term stability to the region and local communities.  

Topic 2

Making the right for reproductive freedom a reality for all women: real life solutions for real life obstacles

The idea behind this topic is not just to reaffirm women’s rights and make new sets of recommendations. It is really about making sure that in reality women in all countries have a safe and uncomplicated access to healthcare and freedom of choice. We want the delegates to adopt a solution-oriented approach and address in a creative and innovative way the obstacles women are facing when they want to use their freedom of choice.

COUNTRY MATRIX

- Algeria

- Bangladesh

- China

- Colombia

- France

- Germany

- Guatemala

- India

Ireland

- Mexico

- Nigeria

- Peru

- Poland

- Russian Federation

- Saudi Arabia

- South Africa

- United Kingdom

- United States

The grey colored countries are already allocated and cannot be chosen anymore.

This committee will be trilingual. This means you are able to hold you speeches in English, French or Spanish. Your speech will be interpreted simultaneously into the other two languages by interpreters from the TU Cologne, so that everyone is able to understand everything.

Marie-Sophie Boute

My name is Marie-Sophie, (french people like putting two names together to make one long first name) but you can just call me Marie if that’s easier for you. I am 22 and I am half French and half Polish. I grew up bilingual and I had the chance to go to an international school where I discovered MUNing because we were organising a conference every year.

MUNs really helped me step out of my comfort zone: I’m a bit of an introvert so public speaking and meeting new people wasn’t always that easy for me before :)

In the upcoming year I will be completing my master’s degree in European Studies in Maastricht, Netherlands.

In my free time I enjoy baking (I basically function on sugar), watching tv shows (which is one of the only things I can do with a computer - and I am barely exaggerating here) and jumping ridiculously high fences on a horse.

Tomas Sielaff Alvarez

My name is Tomas Sielaff Alvarez and I 25 years old. I am currently finishing my Bachelor degree at the Humboldt University in Berlin with a major in History and a minor in American studies.

I can speak four languages - Portuguese, Spanish, German and English.

I got to MUNing by chance at an elective class in 9th grade. Have not stopped ever since. There are many things that I love about MUN but my top 2 are: 1. Getting to know people from all over the world and 2. Debating about current topics and brainstorming about viable solutions.

In my free time I like learning new things (sometimes very random- and sporadically), travelling back home to Brazil and new places, reading novels and sports in general.

THE UNDP CHAIRS

Would you like to join this committee at this year's BIMUN/SINUB conference in November?

Just click here and apply!